We purchased the car at a Mecum Auto Auction in Kansas City, Missouri in March of 2009. We have rebuilt the carburetor that is a Rockchester Quadrajet like what came from the factory. We also put in a new muncie shifter and put in a new GM factory replacement steel gas tank and new shocks on the rear of the car.
The body is immaculate, it has been repainted a GM Black rather than the factory yellow. As you can see every part of the car was painted black and the yellow is not visible under the hood, trunk, door jams etc. The hood has the SS louvers.
The interior has been redone, bucket seats in the front, bench in the back, the seat belts, door panels, headliner, carpet, sound barrier under carpet, dash pad...so most everything has been redone in the interior. The dash gauges appear to be original they do not look new and the added tachometer and fuel gage are the only ones that work on the dash panel. The door and trunk seals have also been replaced.
The brakes, wheels and tires are in good shape and the tires were new when we purchased the care in 2009. All of the chrome and glass is perfect. The trunk as you can see from the pictures and also the underbody and frame have been powder coated to prevent rust. All of the lights are in great shape and appear to be original except maybe the headlights. All of the badges and emblems are in place and they appear to be original as well. It has the SS grill and SS badges.
We do have a copy of the window sticker and order form from the dealership. It was ordered like I said in yellow, as an SS factory car with a 350 cubic inch motor, bucket seats, Muncie four speed, no air conditioner and no power steering. The car does not have an a/c or power steering but it does have the controls inside for the a/c if it was added.
The car is just as it was from the factory except the paint color, maybe dual exhaust, tachometer, tires, items such as that. IT IS NOT A NUMBERS MATCHING CAR!!! I do not want to mislead you. The engine also from what we have been told and how the car drives, the engine does have a different cam than what came from the factory. It has a little lope to the motor and from what others have told me in the car world, it runs better or faster than it would have from the factory in 1972. It also has a manifold collector rather than headers.
The obvious problems are that the car needs would be new exhaust, and I would think headers while that is being done. I would think that a different intake manifold and carburetor would also do the car some good but like I said before, the previous owners tried really hard to keep everything as original as possible and so have we.
The motor has been repainted, cleaned up, and were told at auction it was rebuild. The details given at the auction is that the car was a complete restoration. All new belts and hoses are on the car. Also the heater is not hooked up it is bypassed on the motor but it does have a heater core but we do not know if it works.
The car starts and drives great. It is in a shop with a cover on the car.